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Free Documentary Film Series Examines War & Citizenship at Go For Broke Launch on May 28
2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Opening Night Film- World Premiere of Lena Khan’s “THE TIGER HUNTER” Starring Danny Pudi; Centerpiece Film – “TYRUS”; Closing Night Film – “PALI ROAD”; Festival Runs Apr. 21- 28
2016 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival Accepting Submissions through May 6
Full Lineup for The Women’s Film Festival 2016 in Philadelphia, Mar. 11-13 
Celebrating Anna May Wong in Fashion and Film on her Birthday
World Premiere of PALI ROAD starring Michelle Chen, Jackson Rathbone, Sung Kang, Henry Ian Cusick, Tzi Ma and Elizabeth Sung at 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) on Nov. 16 & 21st
Moira Announced as Best Picture at Asian World Film Festival, Memories on Stone Receives Top Jury Honor
Tim Savage’s Under the Blood-Red Sun starring Kyler Sakamoto, Kalama Epstein, Dann Seki, Autumn Ogawa, Wil Kahele, Chris Tashima and Mina Kohara, set for LA Premiere at The International Family Film Festival on Nov. 7
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Announces 8th Annual Festival Lineup; Kicks Off With Benson Lee’s Seoul Searching on Nov. 12
Q & A with Arthur Dong, Award-winning Filmmaker and Author, Gay Icon, Distinguished Professor of Film
Hide and Seek starring Lia Chang and Garth Kravits screens at the 2015Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF15) in Women’s Shorts Program at Asian Arts Initiative on Nov. 21
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Ruby Yang’s My Voice, My Life set for US Screening Tour in LA, SF and New York, Nov. 1 – 8
Derek Ting’s ALWAYS Premieres in New York at AMC Empire 25 Times Square on September 15
Film Lab & Time Warner Screening & Panel on Media Constructions of BEAUTY featuring Rick Guidotti, Becky Curran, Blue Michael, Jennifer Betit Yen and Lia Chang on October 7
Video: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Si-won Choi & Lin Peng star in DRAGON BLADE; In Theaters and On Demand – September 4
Partying at the Closing Night Screening of Wong Fu Productions’ EVERYTHING BEFORE US; AAIFF 2015 Award Winners Announced
2015 Asian American International Film Festival Lineup, July 23-Aug. 1
#AAIFF2015: Oscar-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang’s MY VOICE, MY LIFE kicks off The Festival at Asia Society on July 23
#AAIFF2015: 11th Annual 72 Hour Shootout World Premiere Film Screening at Village Cinema East, Wrap Party and Red Carpet Awards Ceremony at The Azure on July 25 
#AAIFF2015 Centerpiece Presentation: New York premiere of Benson Lee’s SEOUL SEARCHING at Cinema Village East on July 25
July 25-26: #AAIFF2015 Spotlight on Arthur Dong- Screenings of THE KILLING FIELDS OF HAING S. NGOR and FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A, plus an on-stage conversation
#AAIFF2015: Short Film about Chinese Opera, LAO WONG, to screen at Village East Cinema on July 26
#AAIFF2015: Comic Book Master Class with Greg Pak at Museum of Chinese in America on July 26
#AAIFF2015: New York City Premiere of Rucha Humnabadkar’s FOR HERE OR TO GO? starring Ali Fazal, Omi Vaidya, Melanie Kannokada, Amitosh Nagpal, Rajit Kapur and Samrat Chakrabarti, screens at Village Cinema East on July 26
#AAIFF2015: Dax Phelan’s Award winning JASMINE to have New York Premiere at Village East Cinema on July 30 
JASMINE and TWINSTERS Take Top Honors at the 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; ADVANTAGEOUS, MISS INDIA AMERICA, THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR among the winners
#AAIFF2015: Closing Night Award Ceremony and New York premiere of Wong Fu Productions’ EVERYTHING BEFORE US at the Museum of the Moving Image on August 1
WORLD PREMIERE of THE TOP TEN 72 Hour Shootout films of 2015 at Village Cinema East on July 25
FILM LAB PRESENTS “Focus on the Philippines” featuring John Day’s Matud Nila, narrated by Raul Aranas
Behind the Scenes of the Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hour Shootout with Lia Chang, Garth Kravits, Evan Daves and Alicia Manns in HIDE AND SEEK 
Photos: The 11th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Launch Party at The Korea Society; TWO FACES is this year’s theme 
Jennifer Phang’s ADVANTAGEOUS debuts on Netflix on Jun. 23; Screens at Cinema Village in NY and Roxie Theatre in SF, Jun 26- July 2
Randall Park, Tamlyn Tomita, Dante Basco, George Cheung, Al Leong, Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino to attend Los Angeles launch premiere of AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS on June 23
America ReFramed: U.S. Broadcast premiere of Ursula Liang’s Award-winning Documentary 9-Man on WORLD Channel on May 5
Jennifer Phang, Nikole Beckwith and Stewart Thorndike Receive SFFS Women Filmmaker Fellowships
Wong Fu Productions’ EVERYTHING BEFORE US, set for Vimeo on Demand Release on June 3
#LAAPFF15 Presents Encore Screening of Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto’s TWINSTERS at CVG Cinemas 2 on April 28
#LAAPFF15: Lucretia Stinnette’s QUYEN unspools at the Japanese American National Museum on April 28
#LAAPFF15 Presents West Coast premiere of KTOWN COWBOYS at the Aratani Theatre on April 25
#LAAPFF15 Presents LA premiere of Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto’s TWINSTERS at the Aratani Theatre on April 25 and at CVG Cinemas 2 on April 28
The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) International Showcase Lineup
Wong Fu Productions’ EVERYTHING BEFORE US kicks off 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) at the Aratani Theatre on April 23
Randall Park, Jon M. Chu, Freida Lee Mock, Maysie Hoy, Julia Wong and more set for “C3: CELEBRATING NORMALCY” Conference at The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), Apr. 25-26
The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Narrative Features in Competition
April 26: The 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Artist Spotlight- Arthur Dong’s FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A. and THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR
April 23-30: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Lineup includes EVERYTHING BEFORE US, KTOWN COWBOYS, Shonali Bose’s MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW, Jennifer Phang’s ADVANTAGEOUS, Arthur Dong’s FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A. and THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR
15th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) Lineup includes Shonali Bose’s MARGARITA WITH A STRAW & Aparna Sen’s SAARI RAAT; May 4-9
Celena Cipriaso, Eva Nagorski, Olivia Briggs, Simone Barros, Caissie St. Onge set for 11th annual 72 Hour Shootout™ Filmmaking How-To Workshop: Writing the Best Script on April 16
Joe Mantegna receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Film and Television from The Riverside International Film Festival
Award Winning Actor Raul Aranas Talks THE BLACKLIST, NAAP’S OLIVER!, Songwriting and the Zen of Cycling
Ursula Liang’s 9-MAN among 2015 CAAMFest Award Winners; East Bay Premiere at The New Parkway Theater on March 22
Mar. 26-29: 2015 Asians On Film Festival at the Japanese American National Museum
Filmmakers Can Register for the 11th annual 72 Hour Shootout™; Youn Jung Kim named Shootout Coordinator
CAAMFest 2015 Honors Filmmaker Arthur Dong with World Premiere Screenings of Forbidden City, USA (3/14), The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (3/15) & In Conversation with B. Ruby Rich (3/20)
CAAMFest Presents Ursula Liang’s Documentary 9-Man: Northern California Premiere at the Great Star Theatre on March 13; East Bay Premiere at The New Parkway Theater on March 22
BAMcinématek presents John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA on February 13; Funko to Release Big Trouble in Little China Pop! and ReAction Figures
38th Annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), July 23-Aug. 1; Open Call For Entries
Jennifer Phang’s ADVANTAGEOUS Featuring Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Kim, Jeanne Sakata, Jennifer Ikeda and Matthew Kim, Screens at 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 26-31
2015 Sundance Film Festival Lineup
Jan. 25: 11th Annual Asian American Pacific Filmmakers Experience in Park City at Club 301 – The Funn Networks Space
Deadline.com Reports Star Trek 3’s New Director Will Be ‘Fast & Furious 6′ Helmer Justin Lin
Nov. 15: Ursula Liang’s Documentary 9-Man Screens in DOC NYC Festival at SVA Theater
Photos: Art Salon with Artist Yang Chihung and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang at New-York Historical Society
Oct. 2: New-York Historical Society Presents Screening of Discovery Channel Asia’s Chineseness with Artist Yang Chihung and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang
July 24-Aug. 2: Asian CineVision Presents the 37th Asian American International Film Festival
June 2: Nelson Eusebio III and Kurt Uy’s INS & Outs, starring Jackie Chung, Eugene Young, Susan Quinn, Kurt Uy, Kelsey Venter, and Yield, starring Ali Ewoldt, Jojo Gonzalez, Kurt Uy, Stephen Moore to Screen in Planet Connections Film Festival at Paradise Factory
CICADA and THE ROAD TO FAME Takes Top Honors at the 30th Anniversary Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
May 22: Transcending- The Wat Misaka Story to Screen in South Pasadena Public Library Community Room
Ursula Liang’s Documentary 9-Man, Makes West Coast Premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
May 1-11: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Celebrates 30th Year, TO BE TAKEI Screens as Opening Night Film
Mar. 31: Signature Theatre Screens Enter the Dragon in BRUCE LEE FILM SERIES Alongside David Henry Hwang’s KUNG FU
Dec. 16: Award Winning Playwrights Rajiv Joseph and Tarell Alvin McCraney, the focus of PBS Film, Playwright: From Page to Stage
Oct. 4-5: Orenthal: The Musical Screens at the Woodstock Film Festival, Featuring Jordan Kenneth Kamp, Owiso Odera, Malcolm Barrett, Larisa Oleynik, Mimi Michaels, Bianca DeGroat, Paul Scheer, Eddie Steeples, Jonathan Slavin, Sarah Hagan
Happy Birthday Meshach Taylor
Chris Tashima Stars in Lil Tokyo Reporter, Set to Screen at Film Festivals in Eugene, Or., Sacramento, and LA
NYIFF 2013 Presents Screening of Deepa Midnight’s Children, Deepa Mehta, Salman Rushdie, Sarita Choudhury, Samrat Chakrabarti & More to Attend
13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Opens with Feroz Abbas Khan’s Dekh Tamasha Dekh on April 30, 2013, Closes with Filmistaan on May 4
LINSANITY Kicks Off 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) on May 2, 2013
David Henry Hwang and FOX Entertainment Japan’s Dan Smith Among Judges for 2013 72-Hour Shootout; Pre-Shootout Events
Asians on Film Festival 2013 Winners Announced; Screenings are February 15 – 17, 2013
Brief Reunion Starring Joel de la Fuente, Alexie Gilmore and Scott Shepherd, Opens in NY & L.A. on January 18, 2013
$upercapitalist Screens at AMC Boston Common 19 and AMC Santa Anita 16 on 9/18, Rave Motion Pictures University City 6 in Philadelphia on 9/20, and Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Il on 9/27
World Premiere Screening of Lil Tokyo Reporter Starring Chris Tashima at Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, September 14-16, 2012
Photos: 4 Wedding Planners’ Illeana Douglas, Kimberly-Rose Wolter and Michael Kang at Screen Actors Guild Foundation Conversations Series in NY
LA Premiere of $upercapitalist on August 31st with Derek Ting, Kathy Uyen, Rachel Tan, Paul Sheehan and Joyce Yung at LAEMMLE Noho 7; Photos of NY Premiere
Illeana Douglas, Kimberly-Rose Wolter and Michael Kang Set for 4 Wedding Planners Screening in Screen Actors Guild Foundation Conversations Series in NY on August 21, 2012
10 minutes with Sullivan & Son’s Jodi Long, Award Winning Actor and Filmmaker
Multimedia: Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Conversations with Derek Ting, Linus Roache and Michael Park of $upercapitalist
Konrad Aderer’s Enemy Alien Screens at Japanese American National Museum in LA on September 8, 2012
Lily Mariye’s Model Minority, Jayshree Janu Kharpade’s Fire in Our Hearts, Eliaichi Kimaro’s A Lot Like You, Vincent Sandoval’s Señorita, and Liang Cheng’s My Spiritual Medicine among AAIFF’12 Award Winners
AAIFF’12: Richard Wong & H.P. Mendoza’s Yes, We’re Open, starring Lynn Chen, Parry Shen, Sheetal Sheth, & Kerry McCrohan, screens at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on August 4, 2012
AAIFF’12: Knots, written by and starring Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Illeana Douglas, Sung Kang, Mia Riverton, Janel Parrish and Cathy Foy, and directed by Michael Kang, screens at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on August 5, 2012
AAIFF’12: Lily Mariye’s Model Minority, starring Jessica Tuck, Nichole Bloom, Chris Tashima, Helen Slater, Laura Innes and Takayo Fisher, screens at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on August 4
$UPERCAPITALIST starring Derek Ting, Linus Roache, Kenneth Tsang, Richard Ng and Kathy Uyen is the AAIFF’12 Centerpiece Presentation on July 28, 2012; opens in U.S.Theaters in August
Janet Yang to receive 2012 Asian American Media Award at AAIFF’12 Opening Night Presentation of Shanghai Calling on July 25, 2012
35th Asian American International Film Festival Line-up in New York
Daniel Hsia’s Shanghai Calling, Simon Yin’s Supercapitalist & Michael Kang’s Knots to Screen at 35th annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in New York, which runs July 25 – August 5, 2012
Samrat Chakrabarti in Ajay Naidu’s Ashes, Italo Spinelli’s Gangor and Shome Banerjee’s Hotel New York 2012 at Washington D.C. South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF 2012)
Gattu, Dekh Indian Circus & Shala Garner Top Awards at The 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival
12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Nominees for Best Picture, Best Documentary, Best Actor, & Best Actress
Filmmaker Justin Lin Acquires Film Rights to David Henry Hwang’s Critically Acclaimed Broadway Comedy Chinglish
Party Photos: Richard Atkinson’s DOGS LIE, Starring Samrat Chakrabarti, Frank Boyd and Ewa Da Cruz
Photos: BD Wong in Rehearsal for “Passing It On: An Evening of Mentorship to Benefit Rosie’s Theater Kids”
NYIFF To Screen ‘Saving Face,’ Oscar-Winning Pakistani Documentary, As Part of its Stellar 12th Anniversary Line-up of Films, Festival Runs May 23-27 at Tribeca Cinemas
Tony award-winning actor BD Wong stars in NBC’s Awake; video preview and interview
Richard Atkinson’s DOGS LIE, Starring Samrat Chakrabarti, Frank Boyd and Ewa Da Cruz in Theaters on April 24, 2012
Photos: Eiko Ishioka
A Letter from LaTanya and Samuel L. Jackson – Go See Red Tails on Opening Weekend
DOGS LIE, Starring Samrat Chakrabarti, Frank Boyd and Ewa Da Cruz, Nabs ”Best Film (USA)” and ”Feature Film Audience Award” at 2011 ITN Distribution Film and New Media Festival
Soham Mehta’s Fatakra Starring Samrat Chakrabarti Screens at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on August 13
Ed Lin, Tina Chen, Ron Nakahara and Cindy Cheung Star in The Potential Wives of Norman Mao which screens during the 2011 AAIFF at Clearview Chelsea on August 12 & 13
2011 Asian American International Film Festival Kicks Off w/ John Sayles’ AMIGO on 8/10; AAIFF’11 Lineup, 8/10-14
Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema at Japan Society, 7/7-7/22
Vicky Shen’s “Adultolescence” screens at the Ray Stark Family Theatre at USC School of Cinematic Arts on June 6Meshach Taylor on Wendy Williams Show on May 17
11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Winners: Sthaniya Sambaad, Aparna Sen, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Bhopali
Photos: Samrat Chakrabarti, Soham Mehta and Shiva Shankar Bajpai at the New York Indian Film Festival
Photos: Neetu Singh Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor at 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Opening Night
Samrat Chakrabarti stars in Soham Mehta’s Fatakra, Shiva Shankar Bajpai’s Raju, and Rehana Mirza’s Zameer & Preeti at NYIFF
Nicholas Galanin featured in SEEING INDIGENOUS, Indigenous Art and Media Arts on Film, at the National Museum of the American Indian in NY on 5/7
Nan Melville’s Documentary ‘Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance’ screens at the Newport Beach Film Festival on May 3
Vikas Khanna’s Holy Kitchens Karma to Nirvana premieres at New York Indian Film Festival on 5/7 at Tribeca Cinemas
11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), May 4-8, 2011
Video: Aroon Shivdasani interviews The Waiting City’s Samrat Chakrabarti at the 10th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival
MIAAC Screens Ashes & The Waiting City, two films featuring Samrat Chakrabarti at SVA Theater
STORIES FROM CHINESE AMERICA: The Arthur Dong Collection, Vol. 2 as 4 disc DVD Box Set
Norman Y. Mineta: A Boy from San Jose by E. Samantha Cheng, screens at National Portrait Gallery
33rd Asian American International Film Festival: Stephanie Wang-Breal’s Wo Ai Ni Mommy screens at Clearview Chelsea Cinema on 7/16 and at Queens Library on 7/23
AALDEF and the 33rd Asian American International Film Festival co-sponsors screenings of 9500 Liberty and Lt Watada at the Quad Cinema
JAPAN CUTS: Japan Society’s Fourth Annual Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Screening of “Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story”, Kicks Off OCA National Convention and 6th Annual Houston APA Film Festival; Wat Misaka and Dr. Leroy Chiao to Receive 2010 OCA Pioneer Awards
Actor Samrat Chakrabarti Receives 2010 TMG Award for Global Achievers
A Helluva Town DVD Release Celebration and Fundraising Concert for Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story
Multimedia: George Takei, Nancy Kwan, Lisa Lu and Tsai Chin attend Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection Exhibition Opening Night
The Chinese American Museum partners with Academy award nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong on a groundbreaking exhibition about Hollywood’s forgotten past
Offical List of Films for the 2009 San Diego Film Festival
Making Work Now: The Asian American Artistic Community
Samrat Chakrabarti is featured in Claire McCarthy’s The Waiting City, which screens at the Toronto International Film Festival
Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story Screens at Rhode Island International Film Festival
Review: HBO’s China’s Unnatural Disaster the Tears of Sichuan Province
AAIFF 09 Closing Night Awards and H.P. Mendoza’s Fruit Fly
New York Knicks to Honor Wat Misaka at Madison Square Garden
Multimedia: AAIFF 09 Opening Night Screening of Claustrophobia
Schedule at a Glance: Asian American International Film Festival AAIFF 2009
Japan Cuts Festival of New Japanese Film
Asian American International Film Festival 09
In Arthur Dong’s Hollywood Chinese, Chinese Tinseltown Tales told by Asian Silver Screen Icons
Wat Misaka: First Person of Color Drafted in NBA
Lia Chang: Life Tastes Good for Philip Kan Gotanda
Asianweek.com: Remembering Our Merry Prankster
Asianweek.com: Auteur Wayne Wang

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Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden. Lia currently plays Nurse Lia on “One Life to Live”. She has appeared in Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and “New York Undercover”.

Selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space are now in the newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre, Broadwayworld.com, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle, Timeout.com, Villagevoice.com, Playbill.com, Theatermania.com, thelmagazine.com, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for AsianConnections.com. She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

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